10 reasons I want to lose weight/ What can I do in 8 weeks?
5% challenge Countdown Activity 6
I met a sweet lady yesterday evening that really helped me put things into perspective. This lady's son has been a positive influence on my middle daughter and I was glad I was able to take him to see her. ... Read more
5% challenge Assignment 2: Diet commitment
I feel like I eat pretty clean already. I have a number of food allergies, including corn, wheat, eggs, dairy and soy, so I don't eat the SAD diet. I think my biggest struggle is portion size, particularly with fruit. I could eat nothing but ban... Read more
5% challenge Assignment 1: Exercise commitment
I've had a hard time the past few years with hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue. I get into a routine and get knocked back down with a flare. Get to or close to goal weight, then suddenly gain 20-30lbs in a matter of weeks with no change in acti... Read more
What's the point?!
Whoever said that "no one ever got fat just eating fruits and veggies" really needs to come talk to me! I have eliminated allergens and searched for triggers and nothing helps. I am reduced to eating fruit, veggies, meat and sunflower seed butte... Read more
Frustration and a new plan!
SO, wow, not only did I not lose any weight this week, I gained 4 pounds!!
I am beyond frustrated. Yes, I ate too much. I seem to be this bottomless pit, trying to eat all the food! Nothing really unhealthy, just way too much. And some of ... Read more
New year, new goals, new 5% team?! and PEACE!!
So I am just now posting my new goals for 2015. Not too late, it is only Jan 10th. For the last week and a half, I've been thinking about what my goals are. I didn't set any new year's resolutions, but instead chose one word to focus on.
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5 years of maintenance!
I have to admit, I've been pretty discouraged lately. Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's Thyroiditis) and Adrenal Fatigue will do that! But the reminder today that I have maintained for 5 years helped me look at the big picture.
In the past 5 year... Read more
October has been very busy. I realized I haven't posted a blog since the end of September! Can't believe it is November already!
At the beginning of September, my 14yo dd was injured at soccer practice and has a concussion. She is still out... Read more
Dr visit after 3 months mostly allergen-free went well. She added some meds that I didn't want to take. Tried the niacin once, but experienced extreme flushing so I didn't take it again! School has been extremely stressful, but I am trying to ge... Read more
100 day step challenge reflection
In June, I signed up for an online 1,000,000 step challenge. It was simple: walk 10,000 steps a day for 100 days to reach 1,000,000 steps. I started off fine, 12,000 to low teens daily. Then I decided to see where I could go. My high for one day... Read more
August 2014 reflection
Just realized I haven't posted a blog entry in a while! Lots of travelling over the summer, then back to school last week (as a teacher, I've been back about 3 weeks, but last week was students' first week back)
Eating has been pretty good ... Read more
My weight story
The Daily question in the 5% challenge today was to tell your weight story. Thought I'd also blog it. This is just the basic weight gain, nothing detailing the outlying factors such as stress, depression, and relationships that may have encourag... Read more
Birthday/Graduation/Going Away party!!
As always, a lot going on.
My son will be 19 tomorrow! What?! 19 years ago, I was at the hospital awaiting his arrival (1 week late, I might add!)
Tomorrow, our foreign exchange student, Anna, will be leaving. Her parents arrived via... Read more
After my post this morning, I saw this and had to share. Hope my girls can grow stronger from the changes, good and bad, that they are facing!
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Changes and choices
This has been a month of changes for my children. And a month of emotional ups and downs for all of us!
My youngest daughter begged not to have to go her last few days of 6th grade. The kids were mean to her and she just really didn't want ... Read more
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